The new normal in the training industry is quickly becoming connecting and collaborating virtually. In this session, we will challenge participants’ thinking about the challenges of converting traditional instructor-led training (ILT) to virtual instructor-led training (V-ILT) and engage the audience in a discussion of best practices for design and implementation of a V-ILT program.
Virtual classrooms have been around long enough that the features of the platforms are converging. That means best practices are not only technology agnostic, but some of our suggestions include the non-technological: for instance, setting the proper expectations with both the learner and their supervisor often increases the success metrics of V-ILT and addressing the paradigm shift to the ‘new normal’ in terms of training delivery.
In this presentation we use a case study to help identify familiar parts of ILT that translate well to V-ILT. We describe a typical virtual classroom delivery from both facilitator/producer and learner perspectives. Through this examination, we set the stage to discuss the key design strategies and principles that must underlie a successful V-ILT course.
In this fast paced world surrounded by changes in technology, a well-designed engaging virtual classroom session facilitates collaboration and connection among your participants. Based on the key design principles and implementation ideas discussed here, you can lead the change in your organization to embrace the new normal: learning in a virtual classroom.